Heraldry: A Pictorial Archive for Artists and Designers
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Heraldry: A Pictorial Archive for Artists and Designers

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Royalty-free treasury of 393 full-color, 654 black-and-white illustrations. Authentic heraldic arms, lions, eagles, dragons, shields, crests, windows, etc. Also, arms of cities and towns, arms of Edward the Black Prince, Milton, Maximilian I, others. Add aristocratic flair, noble bearing to almost any graphic project. Publisher's Note. Captions.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 25th 1991 by Dover Publications
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Aug 04, 2008 Polly rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Griffin made his own coat of arms in school this year and liked the process a lot. It was actually pretty helpful in getting him through some long church meetings. Now we want to work on a family coat of arms, and are researching various symbols in 3-4 books.

update--finally turned in the stack of heraldry books, and the practical application is underway. I find the coats of arms quite fascinating, but it is also a meaningful family discussion to choose a few words and symbols to represent who we...more

There is a TON of primary source material here, but there is no attempt at either organization or explanation – page after page of shields, but no chronological or ranking order, and no explanations as to what all the different symbols mean.
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